Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
hum, humming, buzzing, murmur, drone, whir, whirring, fizz, fizzing, fuzz, hiss, singing, whisperView synonyms
- ‘They take the form of a submerged roar, a bombilation of sound coming up from the bottom of the sea.’
- ‘When the bombilation became too fearful, Lovaina called out from her bed: "Make smaller noise! Nobody is asleep!"’
- ‘The whip argued with the bombilation of the flies over the sugary dew of our sores.’
- ‘Instantly a bombilation of laughter surged over the auditorium.’
- ‘This bombilation aroused the house, and a waiter entered the room flourishing a napkin authoritatively.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.